West Coast Australia - Monkey Mia & the Central West (PDF Chapter)
This is the Monkey Mia & the Central West chapter from Lonely Planet’s West Coast Australia guidebook.
The pristine coastline and sheltered turquoise waters of World Heritage–listed Shark Bay draw tourists and marine life from around the world. Aside from the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the bay’s submerged seagrass meadows host dugongs, rays, sharks and turtles.
- dive on ancient shipwrecks or take in the reef from the air at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands
- explore remote cliffs and beaches and spot marine life at Francois Peron National Park
- surf the wild Tombstones break or swim at divine Gnaraloo Bay
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Batavia Coast, Dongara-Port Denison, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Shark Bay Road, Denham, Monkey Mia, Gascoyne Coast, Carnarvon, Quobba Coast, When to Go, Best Places to Stay.
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